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Mawdlin

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  1. Well that's the whole thing wrapped up for me now. Not an ounce of fat on this. Although it can be compared to Gilligan, Tarrantino, Chase, it really does stand on its own with a brilliant antipodean flavour. Has anyone seen The Magician?
  2. For anyone interested there is a game show on TV mid afternoon called Lingo. It uses a similar principle to this. Problem is, it is terrible to play along with because you have to watch other people make their own formulations and it's no fun.
  3. Loving this. Only done the last two days so far but both guessed on line 4. Is there any time penalty or score reduction for taking ages or can you mull over it as long as you want?
  4. Still one of my fave games of the PS4 generation. I was gutted when I heard Sony were not putting money into a sequel. The hordes on PS5 would be epic.
  5. I thought the secret santa scene was a little contrived but nothing compared to the big whoppers of coincidences elsewhere. But I can forgive this show a lot. Let's face, it the biggest contrivance is that Ray just happens to work in an area which has the most incompetent police force in the world.
  6. First episode of season 3. Now that's how to start a show! Magnificent. Not a dull second.
  7. I'm also on board now due to this thread. Brilliant show. I don't like much drama but this is a cut above. How the actor playing Ray gets so much menace from a smile, or even a glare, is incredible. Even though I currently have a lot of free time I'm having to ration myself to no more than 3 episodes in one binge. I'm going to be bereft when this finishes.
  8. I've played Onward but although the shooting and general mechanics are good there's a lot of dicks playing it, which really put me off. I preferred Population One myself which has a broader user base and encourages team work (although there's the odd dick too).
  9. Krauser? It's a doddle now. Around 6 QTE events with the controllers, although I believe the sequence is the same every time so you can learn the sequence Simon-style. I looked back at the old version on YouTube and it did look a lot harder on PS2. I reckon you get more time to react now too. I'm 50 and genuinely rubbish at games so you'll be fine. The whole thing has been made more accessible. Just watch out for a couple of bullet-sponge enemies which need strategy rather than brute force.
  10. I believe so. I tried it in error and there was some kind of kerfuffle where Oculus accepted it but my bank rejected it so I went into a chat box with Oculus and they gave me a £10 credit. So instead of getting 30 percent off I ended up getting more like 60 percent off, plus I could still use the Oculus30 on something else. Anyway, I mention it as other people have experienced the same thing and been given a £10 credit (which also lasts for a year).
  11. Just finished Resident Evil 4 and it didn't disappoint. Easily the best narrative / adventure game native to Quest. It feels massive compared to the likes of Vader Immortal and Saints & Sinners. They've done a brilliant job converting it to VR and all the extra hands on lever pulling and gun-loading features gives you a sense of being there second to none. It's testament to how brilliant the original design was that this 16 year-old game still competes with anything else on the market right now, VR or not. Little touches - such as villagers continuing to stumble towards you even though their heads have been blasted off, and being able to shoot sticks of dynamite out of their hands - makes more modern games like Arizona Sunshine feel pedestrian. If there's one minor criticism it's that a couple of the boss fights have suffered in the conversion to VR. The leviathan fight, for instance, gives you no haptic feedback when you pierce it with spears and therefore felt a bit flat. It was also too easy. Free movement gives you too much leeway to run rings round the enemies and bar a few of the more epic pitched battles I breezed through this. (This latter criticism is probably offset by the unlocking of Professional mode once the first play through is achieved.) Still one of my favourite games of all time. 9/10
  12. I'd be up for that. Walkabout Golf was brilliant when they had 4 courses; they've since added 4 free ones. I'm going to have to also buy the 2 DLC ones to support this team.
  13. Resident Evil 4 (Quest 2) Snuck this one over the line just in time. Easily the best narrative / adventure game native to Quest. It feels massive compared to the likes of Vader Immortal and Saints & Sinners. They've done a brilliant job converting it to VR and all the extra hands on lever pulling and gun-loading features gives you a sense of being there second to none. It's testament to how brilliant the original design was that this 16 year-old game still competes with anything else on the market right now. Little touches - such as villagers continuing to stumble towards you even though their heads have been blasted off, and being able to shoot sticks of dynamite out of their hands - makes more modern games like Arizona Sunshine feel pedestrian. If there's one minor criticism it's that a couple of the boss fights have suffered in the conversion to VR. The leviathan fight, for instance, gives you no haptic feedback when you pierce it with spears and therefore felt a bit flat. It was also too easy. Free movement gives you too much leeway to run rings round the enemies and bar a few of the more epic pitched battles I breezed through this. (This latter criticism is probably offset by the unlocking of Professional mode once the first play through is achieved.) 9/10 29 games completed last year and only 19 this year. I'm going to have to up my game for 2022. Vampyre Just Cause 4 Walkabout Mini Golf Shadow of War Abzu The Witness Control Valfaris Twin Breaker Battlefield V Mr Driller Drill Land The Last of Us Part 2 Burnout Paradise Remastered Super Arcade Football The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Far Cry 5 Dangerous Driving The Crew Resident Evil 4
  14. I once tried to use an Oculus30 on a discounted game and it was rejected. I think i was charged full price. After going into a chat with someone from Oculus they gave me a £10 credit (plus I still got to use the Oculus30 on something else). Looking on Reddit I'm not the only person to have experienced this so might be worth a try.
  15. Wrath of Man I enjoyed the ribald humour and trademark Guy Ritchie energy of The Gentleman so went into this movie with positive expectations. But after a decent start this quickly becomes predictable and turgid. The 'twist,' if you can call it that, is telegraphed and once the set up is over there's only the whiff of stale testosterone to keep you company until the flaccid end. A humourless and po-faced misfire from Ritchie. 2/5
  16. Don't Look Up I went into this cold and after a promising start it began to bludgeon me over the head. It reminded me a lot of Mars Attacks! another movie that has its heart in the right place but delivers the jokes with a repetitive fratboy glee. It was watchable but didn't need to be over 2 hours long. 2.5/5
  17. I watched episode 1, season 1 again last night (may as well start this again because nothing currently compares) and it does take a while to hit its stride. There's no bitter comedy in it yet and everyone is clearly finding their feet. I do remember it taking a few episodes before I was hooked. Never looked back after that, but I can see why the first season got a lukewarm reception initially.
  18. Yes, it feels like a cult PC game that suddenly took off, but they didn't bother finessing it. The idea of it is right up my street but I keep starting it then giving up because i'm not sure what i'm supposed to actually do.
  19. I got this on Switch recently and need help. I did all the Challenges fine but now jumped into the single player game... I am struggling to know what I'm supposed to do. There are all these vehicles and I drive them up to scavenger sites but the logs don't fit. I guess I need to work out what trailer to put on or something but the game hasn't taught me this and the menus are obtuse. I'n too old and cranky for trying multiple things out and not really knowing why I'm failing. Can I get a bit of a steer on this please? The map I'm in is the first one: Grizzly Creek. I want to really like this game but it really doesn't ease you in. If I could just know what I'm supposed to do would be a start. Genuine cry for help, not trolling here.
  20. Thanks, I had to snap that up. I've been meaning to play it again since I completed it on the Wii-U years ago. When I say completed, I mean finished the last boss, I hardly scraped the surface with all the other stuff. That is a nuts price. I could essentially play it for months then sell it on to CEX and it would cost me £2.99.
  21. I need something new after Dopesick. Looks ideal, so thanks for the heads up.
  22. I've been meaning to post about this for the last couple of days but didn't really know how to express it (without sounding critical)... but the problem with PSplus this year has been more down to my gaming habits than the range they've been offering. Objectively I think there's been fewer AAA games. So be it. It's always been a lucky dip of average with the odd gem. But in my old age i'm becoming far more selective in what I play. Generally it has to be A) very, very good and B) accessible. Given that I only play about 1 game a month why would I bother trying a B or C tier experience? I'd rather pay a bit more and get something I know I'm going to enjoy. I must have tried 12 or so PSplus games in 2021 and I don't think I've completed any of them. Ultimately I'd rather get an ancient AAA game every couple of months in the hope I haven't played it (stuff like MGS5 and Bloodborne) rather than all these Championship/League 1 standard games they've been dishing out recently. Anyway, I bet I download Dirt 5 and play it for 20 minutes before deleting.
  23. The Crew (PS4) This addition is sketchy because I certainly haven't completed it but then again it's a MMO so who has? Anyway, sunk enough hours into it for it to tip over into this column rather than the abandoned one. So The Crew. It's a bit like being given the keys to a massive theme park for the day only they're the keys to Legoland Windsor rather than Universal Studios. There's tons of stuff to see and do and I love the idea of cruisin' across America, but it all felt a bit flat and uninspiring. The changing scenery is nice and there are some great locations (nice touch to have monument descriptions) but the driving experience is so so weak. The handling model is cumbersome and while I get that upgrades improve this it never got beyond the feeling that I was controlling a rain cloud. Still, I sunk about 30 hours into it (more than most games these days) but those were mainly scoping out locations and avoiding the terrible plot-driven missions. 5/10
  24. I'm struggling to get past the word Trolloc. Just sounds so naff.
  25. You read 8 of these books in two weeks! It would take me 2 years.
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